Robert A. Maugans
MARION — Rev. Robert A. Maugans, 93, of Marion went to be with the Lord on Monday evening, Jan. 14, 2008, at the Marion Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.
On April 16, 1914, Robert was born in Columbus, the son of the late Charles and Ersel Sherman Maugans. He graduated from the Columbus North High School, the Northern Baptist Theological School, and the Moody Bible Institute both in Chicago, Ill.
While attending the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Robert met and married the love of his life, Virginia Waters Maugans, on Aug. 8, 1936. Together they enjoyed traveling near and far to visit their many friends throughout the country. They shared nearly 68 years of marriage until his dear Ginny preceded him in death on May 13, 2004.
A man of deep faith, Robert dedicated his life to serving the Lord and ministering to the people of his community. He served the congregations of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, the Fite Memorial Baptist Church in Marion, the Brandon Baptist Church, the Piqua Baptist Church, and numerous other locations throughout the country as an interim pastor. “The church truly was his life.”
A talented musician, Robert played everything from the piano, organ and guitar, to the accordion. Very outgoing, Robert had a unique wit about him; with his music all you would have to do is say a word to Robert and he could burst out with the perfect song.
Left to cherish his memory are his son and daughter-in-law, David and Janice Maugans of Charleston, S.C.; two grandchildren, Lori (Mark) Austad of Bismark, N.D., and Ronald (Sherry) Maugans of Charleston, S.C.; three great-granddaughters, Meghan, Amanda and Sarah Maugans; and one niece, Harriett Ann Clark of Dublin.
In addition to his wife and parents, Robert was preceded in death by his grandson, Robert C. Maugans; and his sister, Josephine Stovall.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, with the Rev. Kenneth McDonald officiating. Private burial services will take place at Mill Creek Cemetery in Ostrander.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Quality of Life Hospice, Marion General Hospital Foundation, 278 Barks Road W., Marion, OH 43302. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.